Jay Z along with Beyonce are both quiet, mysterious people.. Complex Magazine recently interviewed Jay Z’s engineer whose been with Jay Z since his Dynasty years. Young Guru is one of the very few people who actually knows Jay Z.
Guru discussed all things Jigga (a discussion that was broken into two parts). Not only did Guru reveal the status of Jay’s next album and the status of Watch The Throne 2, but he also gave the scoop on how L.A. Reid got Jay to rush Kingdom Come, how much Jay offered his old rhyming partner Jaz-O for a record deal, and how much Hov loves watching rap battles on YouTube.
Check out the first part below:
He Watches Every YouTube Rapper
Young Guru: “Jay-Z has probably watched every SMACK DVD, Grind Time battle, freestyle, and every battle that has ever been on YouTube. If you ever battle in any situation that has any remote type of promotion, he’s seen it. He calls me like, ‘Please come watch this battle.’ Jay watches all of them. I mean all of them. Every battle that has ever been on.
“Jay watches these dudes freestyle on YouTube. Like, if you’re a battle MC from Philly, you may not have been in a battle but you just get on YouTube and start rapping, Jay watches those religiously. It’s just the weirdest thing in the world but he really loves it to the point where I’m like, ‘Yo, turn it off.’”
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